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Samsung 5-Inch Galaxy Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Samsung 5-Inch Galaxy Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Offered by Jazzer Shack
Price: $479.00
15 used & new from $97.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOWSERS!, December 25, 2011
What a sweet product! The 5" screen makes all the difference for this media player. The 4" model is nice too, but you can effectivly get that on many models of the Galaxy S phone. This is basically a Galaxy S phone, with a 5" screen, without the ability to make a cellular call. As the I-Pod Touch is to the I-Phone, the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 is to the Galaxy S phone. My list of positive comments about this device would be way too long. Some quick positive comments include smooth integration between applications as you make the transition from maps to directions, good camera and camcorder functions including in lower light situations, SWYPE (text entry)and voice text entry, and the ability to insert high capacity Micro-SD cards. And it plays almost any movie I access. Yes you can get all of this on a Galaxy S phone but for those wanting a nice implementation of a Media Player this baby is great! Watch for sales - this unit seems to currently be selling in a range of $209-$239.

2011-12-27 Update: Still quite happy with the product and trying all the features. I did find that maybe 30% of my .FLV files which play on various PC based software video players will not play on the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 and am doing some experimenting on what the difference might be. So far, I have only found 1 protective case (at Best Buy) specifically designed for this unit (At $30, a bit pricey) although this seems to be the case for any protective cases/folders for various tablets/E-Readers.

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch eBook Reader (Wi-Fi Only)
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch eBook Reader (Wi-Fi Only)
Offered by Made PC
Price: $60.50
100 used & new from $33.11

27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 4 for the product 0 for loss of functionality/poor support, December 25, 2011
OK so a rating of 1 for the product itself is unfair. This E-reader is highly rated by Consumer Reports and other reviewers, but if you own one and upgraded to the 1.1.0 firmware (automatically by B&N or manually) you may have lost your ability to connect via Wi-Fi in some Wi-Fi environments including in your own home. Various contacts via on-line support chat, telephone support and visits to Barnes and Noble stores have yielded the following: The people on the other end of the conversation basically have no knowlege of the problem and direct you through a series of needless exercises in hopes that something will work. If you escalate, you will eventually get to B&N personnel who will acknowledge the problem and proceed to give you a non-answer. If you compare this experience to the recent Kindle Fire problems you find stating they have a problem, what they are doing to fix it and an estimate of when things will be better. Recent announcements tell you that has followed through on this and that the first batch of fixes are already available. Barnes and Noble, acting in a manner that is the reverse of, continues to let those with the Wi-Fi problem live with that problem. While you will not find any reference to the problem on the B&N site a Google search on "Barnes and Noble Simple Touch W-Fi problems" or a similar search, will give you a better feel for Simiple Touch owners who are struggling. SOLUTIONS: Drive to another location where Wi-Fi works (suggested by one B&N person). For PC owners with Internet access, you can still connect to B&N from your PC, buy your E-product, download it and transfer it to your Simple Touch. Your less technical friends and relatives or those who do not have a PC and rely on working wFi-Fi may not be so lucky. Of course another solution would be to 1.Acknowledge the problem, 2.State and estimated date when a resolution may be available. 3.Fix the problem and announce the fix. did this. Why can't Barnes and Noble? Good luck to those without this problem. You have a nice light, long battery life E-reader that works well in appropriate lighting. The reading experience is quite nice. And for 1.1.X, lets hope it doesn't introduce you to the Barnes and Noble problem resolution experience.

2011-12-27: I continue to try to resolve this problem on my own and have so far determined that all other Wi-Fi devices (several) I own connect fine to my home network including a Nook Color (strange being it is from the same company). Also, others who have recently visited my home and needed to connect to Wi-Fi had no problems going through my router with their devices. I drove to a McDonalds for a test as well with some of my devices. All my other devices connected to Wi-Fi at McDonalds including the Nook Color. The Simple Touch "found" Wi-Fi at McDonalds but could not complete the connection using McDonald's "proxy" software where you had to comply before you could continue. The Nook Color was presented the acceptance message from the proxy through the browser on the Nook Color. I may not understand the correct procedure on the Simple Touch, but it does not appear to be obvious. The Simple Touch did connect via Wi-Fi at B&N and at my local library. Technicians I talked to advised against purchasing another router as a solution as the problem may also exist for other routers as well.
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Toshiba DVR670/DVR670KU DVD/VHS Recorder with Built in Tuner, Black (2009 Model)
Toshiba DVR670/DVR670KU DVD/VHS Recorder with Built in Tuner, Black (2009 Model)

4.0 out of 5 stars So Far so good - one hitch, March 27, 2011
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We own both the DVR670KU and the DVR570KU with the DVR670KU able to record VHS tape as well as on DVD.
CANNOT WATCH TAPE OR DISK WHEN CONNECTED TO OLDER TV's (that only have 75 OHM cable/antenna input). You must have additional input capability (RCA component/composite, HDMI, etc.).

LIKE other VHS VCR units, these units "pass through" the input signal through the when the units is turned off. UNLIKE other VHS VCR units these units DO NOT output what the unit is playing (disk or tape)through the 75 OHM output. The only way you can watch a DVD or tape is to have a non-75 OHM output from the unit connected to your TV. New TV/No problem.

"Finalized" disks do not always play in other DVD players. but watching DVD's recorded on this unit works well.

Canon 2167B002 CanoScan LiDE90 Color Image Scanner
Canon 2167B002 CanoScan LiDE90 Color Image Scanner
Offered by janson118
Price: $125.00
6 used & new from $65.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 2nd scanner, November 22, 2007
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I purchased this scanner to take along with my laptop for research projects. When I find a document, I can scan it directly to the laptop instead of making a photocopy to be scanned later. The quality is then higher and you save the photocopying cost. The scanner is light and about the same dimensions as a laptop. Being USB powered was a key feature. I also like that the scanner automatically "re-aligned" photos, that were not correctly aligned. The resolution is good enough and the scanner serves as a "backup" to another higher resolution unit.

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